Infection Preventionist - Clinical Infection Preventionist Wanted
At Asante, you are the difference. Your personal happiness and wellbeing are reflected in the personal attention and quality of care we deliver every day. Here, you'll find an environment of mutual respect, camaraderie, learning and growth. A place where each voice is heard and sound ideas are acted upon. A community in every sense, we collaborate widely across the organization to do what's best for our patients, united by a shared passion: to provide exceptional care that makes a positive impact on family, friends, neighbors and the community.
Asante's culture, values and people create an environment of sustained medical excellence. All three Asante hospitals have earned five stars from CMS for overall quality the top rating given. In fact, Asante accounts for three of the five Oregon hospitals to achieve this rare honor. You can see our many other quality awards and accolades here.
As a part of Asante's Quality and Patient Safety team, you will be instrumental in sustaining the improvements made, and ensuring continued progress towards better patient outcomes. Infection Prevention contributes system-wide to preventing patient harm, improving care, and functioning as a resource.
What You'll Do
Perform the infection prevention and control functions of surveillance, data collection, analysis of data, dissemination of results, education, policy development and consultation
Monitor compliance with mandates of accrediting and regulatory agencies related to practices associated with the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections
Function independently and/or in collaboration with leadership
Recognize and isolate outbreaks of infectious diseases in healthcare settings
Promote and maintain Asante's Vision and Values
Who You Are
You are comfortable speaking in public, giving direction, educating both patients and hospital staff
You are passionate about providing excellent quality of care
You care about patients as well as your colleagues and your community
You are a resourceful problem solver who shines in a fast-paced environment
You have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively communicate and interact with physicians, staff, patient and visitors
What You Must Have
Registered Nurse (RN) licensed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing or applicable degree in related field (e.g. Public Health, Epidemiology, Microbiology) with experience in infection control
A minimum of one year infection control experience or 3 years of acute care experience
Certification Infection Control (CIC) by the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC) preferred
Acute care infection control experience and/or experience in communication and adult education preferred
What We Offer
Opportunity to work for an award-winning Healthcare System
An unparalleled, supportive culture that leads to award-winning patient outcomes
Excellent base pay, comprehensive benefits and performance based incentives
Generous time off package including 8 holidays that supports a healthy work/life balance
Substantial retirement package that includes a 6% employer contribution
About Asante and Southern Oregon
Asante is a locally-managed, nationally recognized top 15 health system. We are located in beautiful Southern Oregon and are the largest healthcare provider in nine counties. We provide comprehensive medical care to more than 580,000 people throughout southern Oregon and northern California. Our facilities employ over 5,000 people and include: Asante Ashland Community Hospital in Ashland, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, Asante Physician Partners, and additional healthcare partnerships throughout the region.
At Asante we believe that we are defined by our values the traits that guide us as we serve patients and the community:
Excellence - Respect - Honesty - Service Teamwork
Asante is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.